I just finished up a great 5 miler. It took around 42 minutes, no big push or anything. I ran for feel and finished my last mile a bit faster than the first four. Today, I was really in my head more than I usually am. Generally, I am thinking about my pace, distance, splits, intervals, etc. Today, I just made sure to hit 5 miles, but I was thinking about non running things mainly.
One of those thoughts is my dread for the oncoming weather. Today, it is mid 50's with sun and a breeze. That is about as low as I wish it would go. However, I think I am screwed in the coming weeks/months. I know I have the clothing to keep me warm, but I find cold weather simply painful. I am committing to man up and not be a wimp this year though and to power through winter training like a man! I hope.